Master of Science, Genetic Counseling
About the Program
Students gain core knowledge of established and evolving medical and clinical genetics while also applying counseling skills in human genetics to patient care. Content includes principles of human genetics, clinical genetics (cancer, adult, pediatric, metabolic, neurology, cardiology, pharmacogenetics etc.), public health, bioethics, counseling techniques, facilitating decision-making, risk assessment and calculations, research methodology, epidemiology, statistics, wellness, and self-care.
This curriculum supports the development of ABGC practice-based competencies in genetic counseling such that graduates of the program will not only be prepared to pass the ABGC Certification exam but also have developed a skill set that will make them desirable additions to a healthcare team.
Program of Study
Graduate Major Requirements take the following courses, take 52 credits52 creditsA student may not recieve a grade that is less than B (B- or below) in a single course and a course grade of less than a B (B- or below) may not be used to meet the MSGC degree requirements.GENCOUN501 - Wellness Seminar1 creditGENCOUN510 - Principles of Human Genetics3 creditsGENCOUN511 - Developmental Anatomy3 creditsGENCOUN515 - Health Care Principles2 creditsGENCOUN521 - Clinical Genetics I3 creditsGENCOUN522 - Clinical Genetics II3 creditsGENCOUN530 - Genetic Counseling I3 creditsGENCOUN531 - Genetic Counseling II3 creditsGENCOUN532 - Genetic Counseling III3 creditsGENCOUN533 - Genetic Counseling IV3 creditsGENCOUN540 - Professional Issues I1 creditGENCOUN541 - Professional Issues II1 creditGENCOUN542 - Professional Issues III2 creditsGENCOUN543 - Professional Issues IV2 creditsGENCOUN545 - Research Methods & Statistics3 creditsGENCOUN549 - Fieldwork I1 creditGENCOUN550 - Fieldwork II5 creditsGENCOUN551 - Fieldwork III5 creditsGENCOUN552 - Fieldwork IV5 creditsGENCOUN520 - Prenatal Genetics and ART1 credit
Graduate Culminating Activity and Other Requirements take the following courses, take 4 credits4 creditsGENCOUN570 - Scholarly Project I1 creditGENCOUN571 - Scholarly Project II1 creditGENCOUN572 - Scholarly Project III1 creditGENCOUN692 - Capstone1 credit
* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.